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MERCERCOUNTY
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Greater Mercer CountyCommunity Calendar
August 2-5 -
127 Longest Garage Salealong state route 127
August 3 -
Entertainment at FreedomAmphitheater-7:30pm - St Henry
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Coldwater Community PicnicColdwater Park
August 4 -
Buzzards Glory Classic 5K - Coldwater 
August 4-5 -
Water Race & Field Trial - OhioProgressive Sportsman Club
August 5 -
Mike Hemmelgarn/Family Night -8:00pm Van Trees Park, Ft. Recovery
August 5 -
Concert Series- “The Kim Kelly Orches-tra” - Lakeshore Park, Celina - 6:30pm
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Bill Croy, a retired minister andnative of Ottawa, Ohio, threw out
th crmoial rst pitch at th Grat
American Ball Park on Sunday, July22. Bill is in the advanced stagesof ALS disease and was chosen torepresent those individuals in cen-
tral Ohio afictd with this trmial
disease and to represent those profes-sionals looking for a cure.I cannot exactly remember the
rst tim I mt Bill, bt it had to b
sometime in September of 1967 onthe campus of Ohio Northern Uni-versity. He was on the football squadand I was hoping to make the basket-ball team. Bill was a small town kidfrom Putnam County and my beingthe same from Mercer County helpedus soon make connections, and afriendship developed.It is often hard to stay in touchwith people when we are separatedby distance, especially those who aregood for our well being. Bill, to myknowledge, dated only one girl inhigh school and college. He chosethe perfect life mate in Dorothy. Afew visits to their home after college,during one of which I broke a chair,the usual Christmas cards and yearlysummaries, kept us in touch but notclose enough.It probably was the only Christ-mas card I have ever read threetimes. It actually said after eachreading that Bill had been diagnosedwith amyotrophic lateral sclero-sis, ALS, or more commonly called
Lo Ghrig’s Disas. This disas
progressively attacks the nerves thatcontrol the voluntary and involuntarymuscles. Now, as in the time of the
Yak’s Iro Hors, thr is o prs
-ent cure for this fatal disease. At the
Ciciati Rds’ Park, I dscribdBill’s sitatio ad th fact that h
was going to throw the opening
pitch for today’s gam. My scrity
worker/host responded, “What cour-age. If that were me I would prob-ably be home with the blanket pulledover my head.”Without a doubt, Bill Croy is themost positive person I know. Hegreets every person and every situa-tion with a smile on his face and anidea why things will work out for the
bst. Wh I rst spok with Bill at
Cincinnati, I told him of my admira-
tio for his attitd i facig all lif’s
fastballs as well as curves and brush-back pitches with equal skill. He
waitd a scod ad th said, “This
one was hardest by far and took sometime.” It was ultimately a typical re-
spos by Bill to his illss. “W 
-nally decided that while I am alive,
Bill Nietfeld grandMarshal for the LakeFestival Parade.
 Nietfeld Grand  Marshal in parade
Fort Recovery 2012 FootballSeason Kickoff Dinner
 
It’s tim for football!
Come to Barrenbrugge Park on August 10th and help kick-off 
th 2012 Ft Rcovry Football Saso. Th Idias will scrimmagAsoia ad w will b srvig sppr from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.. Th m
includes homemade turkey or sloppy joe sandwiches, applesauce, chips
ad hommad dssrts. Th pric is $5.00 with additioal sadwichs
for purchase.We will have 2012 photos of our team and cheerleaders
availabl for $1.00 ad atographs will b availabl as wll from 5:30
to 6:00 p.m.. Bring the family out, meet the team and have some fun.
Thaks for spportig th FRS Idias. Procds to bfit thFRHS Football Tam.
Bill
Bill Croy adjusts the controlson his wheelchair in preparationfor throwin the first pitch at theJuly 22 Reds’ ame in Cincin-nati.Bill Croy (center) with his dauhter Mean and son Jeremy at theJuly 22 Cincinnati Reds’ ame.See BILL, pae 4
 
THe MeRCeR COunTY CHROnICLe
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August 2, 2012
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Steven Lee Kable
, ag 37,
of Celina, passed away at 7:11p.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2012at Mercer County CommunityHospital in Coldwater.He was born on Jun 26, 1975in Celina to the late Dennisand Linda (Dailey) Kable.
Srvivors icld his fiac’,Bobbi eisht of Clia, 2
sons, Austin and Jayden Kableof Celina, a brother Scott Kableof Celina, aunts and uncles,
Da ad Tammy Daily, Laa
Dailey, Mary and Kip Wright,and Valerie and Randy Muether,all of Celina, John and DebKable of St Marys and ChrisKable of California.He was preceded in death byhis infant son, Brenden Kable.Steve graduated from Celina
high School i 1993 ad wasmployd at Gravyard II Ato
Parts.Private family serviceswill be held on Wednesdayat the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home.Condolences may be madeat LHDfuneralhome.com.Memorial contributions may bemade to the Kable family.
Former Fort Recovery resident,
Paul W. Zehriner
, 61, of Mesa,AZ, died July 25, 2012 at the V.A.Hospital in Phoenix, AZ.He was born June 21, 1951, in
Clia, to e. Jams ad Rita (Fort
-kamp) Zehringer. His mother sur-vives in Coldwater.On August 2, 1996, he married
S Grbs, who srvivs. A m
-morial service is being planned inFort Recovery at a later date.
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David and Marcia Muhlen-kamp, Fort Recovery, announcethe engagement and upcomingmarriage of their daughter,Kimberly Ann Muhlenkamp, to
Radall Thomas Wrmrt, so
of Paul and Norma Wermert,Coldwater.
Th brid-lct is a grad
-ate of Coldwater High Schooland graduated with a bachelorof science in biomedical en-gineering from the University
of Toldo. Sh ard a Doc
-torate of Chiropractic degreefrom Life University, Marietta
Gorgia. Sh is owr ad oprator of Liv Wll Chiropractic Ctr,
Mason, Ohio.
Th prospctiv groom is a gradat of Coldwatr High Schoolad gradatd with a associat’s dgr i twork girig
from Sinclair Community College. He currently attends the Univer-sity of Phoenix pursuing a degree in business management. He isemployed as a Product Availability Manager with Pepsi BeveragesCompany, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Th copl is plaig a Sptmbr 8, 2012 wddig at St. A
-thony Catholic Church, Fort Recovery.
 Muhlenkamp -Wermert  Engagement 
Baby Boy Broerin
Doug and Jacqui Broering of Coldwater announced the birth of theirson, Nicholas Bernard Broering on July16, 2012 at 7:41 p.m. at Mercer HealthHospital. He weighed 9 pounds and 6ounces and was 21 inches long.Maternal grandparents are Markand Julie Schmitmeyer of Versailles.Paternal grandparents are Don and JanBroering of Coldwater.
Grat grandparnts ar Luk and
Mildred Schmitmeyer of Coldwater,
Clt and evlyn Wost of Coldwatr
and Clarence and Dorilda Allard of NewBrunswick, Canada.
Baby Boy gansert
Brian and Krista (Dus) Gansrt of 
Coldwater, announced the birth of theirson, Brayden Richard, on July 11, 2012
at 5:34 p.m. at Mrcr Halth Hospital.H wighd 8 pounds and 2.6 ouncsand was 18.5 inchs long.
Maternal grandparents are Kenand Peg Dues of St Henry. Paternalgrandparents are Richard and Phyllis
Gansrt of Clina. Matrnal grat
grandparents are Wilfred and FrancesKlenke and the late Norman andMerilda Dues, all of Coldwater. Paternalgreat grandparents are the late Ray and
Florabll Gansrt and th lat Mlvin
and Audrey Buschur, all of Coldwater.
Baby girl Buschur
Bruce and Amy (Hartings) Buschurannounced the birth of their daughter,Charlotte Rose. She was born on June26, 2012 at 11:44 a.m. at Mercer HealthHospital. She weighed 7 pounds and 6
ouncs and was 18 1/2 inchs long.
Charlotte was welcomed home by a
brothr, evan, 9 and 3 sistrs, Abby, 6,
Claire, 4 and Leah, 2.Maternal grandparents are Lesterand Dolores Hartings of St Henry.
Patrnal grandparnts ar Gn and
Kathleen Buschur of Coldwater.
Baby girl Wennin
eric and Mlani (Lnnartz)
Wenning announced the birth of theirdaughter, Hailey Rose Wenning onJuly 24, 2012 at 2:44 p.m. at MercerHealth Hospital. She weighed 7pounds and 5 1/2 ounces and was 20inches long.Hailey was welcomed home by abrother, Dillan, age 16 months.
Matrnal grandparnts ar Tom
and Cathy Lennartz of Fort Recovery.Paternal grandparents are Dennisand Phyllis Wenning of Coldwater.Maternal great grandparents are Donaldand Rosamary Homan (deceased) andLouis and Ruth Lennartz (deceased).Paternal great grandparents are CletusWenning of Coldwater, RosemaryWenning (deceased) and Ralph andLaura Langenkamp (deceased).
area births
 
THe MeRCeR COunTY CHROnICLe
Agst 2, 2012 • Pag 3
MERCER COUNTY CHRONICLE
Vol. 115 no. 31uSPS 339-15560
419-678-2324
www.mercercountychronicle.com
Th Mrcr Coty Chroicl is pblishd Thrsdays at 124 W.
Main St., Coldwater, Ohio by Mercer County Publications, Inc.
etrd i th post offic i Coldwatr, Ohio 45828 as Priodicals,
postage paid at Coldwater, Ohio.Available by mail in Mercer, Auglaize, Darke, Jay or Van Wert
Coty, $36 pr yar. Otsid ths cotis, $45 pr yar.Kami Phlipot, Gral Maagr •
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POSTMASTER:
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Mrcr Coty Chroicl, P.O. Box 105, Coldwatr, OH 45828
I saw a piece the other day thatcompared the status of the NationalDebt and President Obama. It
stats: From Gorg Washigto toGorg Bsh th yars wr 1789to 2008. Th total natioal Dbti thos yars totald 6.3 trillio.
As for President Obama in onlyone term in office he added to thenational debt a grand total of 6.5
Trillio. not too bad for oly foryars! As of Thrsday 26th 2012th natioal Dbt was $15.88Trillio Dollars. That figrs ot to$50,590 pr prso i th uitd
States. You can send your check tothe Whitehouse in care of PresidentObama. I am sure he will find away to spend it.Has any of you out there learned
ay thig sfl from th TV
political commercials? Have youlearned any thing that would helpyou decide just whom to vote for?
Yo wo’t lar mch from MuDSLInGInG! Ad that is what it all
seems to be from both candidates.
Why ca’t thy sit dow fac to
face and discuss the condition of the United States of America andhow they plan to solve this bigproblem? Of course you know aswell as I do that will never happen.O there will be political debatesbut have you learned anythingfrom them in the past?
God hlp s all comnovmbr!!That/s My Opiio.............What’s Yors??
A Look Back 
From th Archivs of Th
Mercer County Chronicle
10 YEARS AgO (2002)
Over 150 Coldwater citizensattended a public forum on schoolrenovation where they discussed
th stat’s proposals ad also th
purchase of the west building
for $300,000 from Holy Triity
Church.
Th 80 pag book MrcrCoty Fair, Clia, Ohio, 1852-
2002, is now completed andavailable for purchase at the MercerCounty Fair board Office and at theMercer County Historical Museumin Celina.
Th St. Hry Lgio basball
team has advanced to the 2002
Lgio Stat Toramt at Aths,
Ohio, for the second time in the lastthree years.
25 YEARS AgO (1987)
O Jly 31, 1987, a stat law
went into effect which prohibitsanyone who turns 19 after July
31, 1987, from prchasig or
consuming alcoholic beveragesunder the age of 21.
Grat crowds ad 90+ dgr
temperatures greeted ColdwaterCommunity Picnic attendees last
wkd ad it dd 30 mits
early with a torrential rainstorm at
abot 11:30 Sday ight.Th Coldwatr Cdas swim tam
bested five other teams to win the
Tri-Coty Lag Champioship
for the first time in Coach Sue
Slavik’s 13 yars with th Cdas.
50 YEARS AgO (1962)
New Idea president Curry W.Stoup and general Controller R.R.
Mllr ar makig a trip to eglad
in order to establish an internationalbranch in that country.A fire believed caused bysparks from a fireplace completelydestroyed the interior of a cottageowned by a Versailles man near
Trtl nck Poit o Coldwatr
Beach on Friday morning.
St. Hry’s Caroly Zmbrgwas crowd 1962 Grad Lak
Festival Queen Friday night on
th corthos stps by last yar’s
queen Judy Menchhofer.
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MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING
106 S. Second St., Coldwater, OH Bus. 419-678-3252 TF. 866-678-3252 John.yoder@edwardjones.comwww.edwardjones.com
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Edward Jones, its employees and nancial advisors are not estate planners and cannot provide tax or legal advice. Consult a qualied tax specialist or attorney for professional advice about your situation.
Financial Focus is a weekly column courtesy of...
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Within a marriage, a man and a woman’s nancial circumstances are generally pretty much equal. But if adivorce occurs, the woman’s situation tends to be somewhat more challenging than that of her ex-spouse. Andthat’s why, during this major life transition, you may want to meet with a professional nancial advisor to go over your spending needs and your cash ow, so that you know what you absolutely need today — and how you canplan for tomorrow.Before we get into some possible steps you can take, let’s look at some of the reasons that women may fareworse than men, nancially speaking, following a divorce:* Lower income — The average woman’s family income drops by 37% after divorce, according to the U.S.Census Bureau. In many cases, divorce exacerbates a situation in which women were already trailing men inearnings. In fact, women still only earn 77 cents for each dollar earned by men, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.* Smaller retirement accounts — The average balance on women’s dened contribution plans (such as 401(k)plans) is only 60% of men’s average balances, according to LIMRA, a nancial services research organization.Of course, “averages” are just that — averages. But whether you recognize yourself in the above numbersor not, consider these suggestions:* Create an emergency fund. Try to put six months’ to a year’s worth of living expenses in a liquid account.Once you’ve established this emergency fund, you won’t have to dip into long-term investments to pay for unexpected costs, such as an expensive car repair, a new furnace or a large medical bill.* Contribute as much as you can afford to your retirement accounts. Even if you will eventually receivesome of your ex-spouse’s retirement funds, you need to take full advantage of your own savings opportunities —because it’s pretty hard to save “too much” for retirement. If money is tight, it won’t always be easy, but contributeas much as you can to your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan. At a minimum, put in enough toearn the employer’s match, if one is offered.* Rebalance your investment portfolio. If you are now investing for yourself, you’ll want to take a close lookat your asset mix to make sure it is appropriate for your situation. For example, your risk tolerance may be quitedifferent than that of your ex-spouse’s. So if you now have total control over an investment portfolio, you need tomake sure it reects your needs and preferences. Consequently, you may need to “rebalance” your holdings.* Above all, get some help. As mentioned above, now is a good time to meet with a nancial advisor. Andif you don’t have much experience in managing your nances, you may even nd it helpful to work with a trustcompany, which can collaborate with your nancial provider to manage your assets and also provide a varietyof other functions, including bill payment and record keeping. A trust company’s services can prove especiallyvaluable to you and your family should you ever become incapacitated.
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